INDIANAPOLIS – Last year, Kyle Busch led 149 laps en route to a Brickyard 400 victory. This year, he dominated once again, this time leading a race high 87 of the 167 laps at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Obviously it didn’t result in a win again, but it went to show that Toyota was still dominant.
But, it’s not just him that’s dominating at Indy, it’s Toyota’s in general.
Let them give you the laps led the last three races by the 34 other cars in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series field.
10 total laps led at Kentucky.
11 total laps led at New Hampshire.
41 total laps led at Indianapolis.
That’s right, Toyota’s have led 680 of the 742 laps over the last three races combined. That’s why today’s total domination should come to no surprise in the slightest. They’ve dominated at Indy last year, they dominated the last three races this season and in a race at a similar track at Pocono last month, you guessed it, they dominated again.
Toyota’s led 127 of the 160 laps that day.
Due to some late Toyota crashes, others had a chance to pounce. Arguably, Matt Kenseth was the next best car, but late cautions and his clean air was out the window.
Toyota had one car in the top five on the finishing positions, but they arguably had the top three cars.